• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Streetviews: Q&A with Women's Community Revitalization Project's Nora Lichtash

This week we continue our Streetviews video series with Nora Lichtash, director of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project. Nora talks about the power of coalition advocacy, development without displacement, and encouraging politicians to listen.


  • Nora Lichtash: Director, Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP)
  • Home Neighborhood: Germantown since 1971
  • Favorite Place: The Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park. “I walk there at least once a week, and it doesn't change much. It's really beautiful.”
  • Three words to describe Philly: Potential. Historic. Strong.
  • Local Landmark: Lutheran Settlement House, “where I used to work.”
  • Civic Hero: Roxanne Jones, former state senator and leader of the Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organization 

Interviewed in Summer 2014.

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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